University of Waterloo Centre for Environmental Sciences and Engineering Competition, Waterloo, Ontario (1995)
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  • Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects (archive creator)

University of Waterloo Centre for Environmental Sciences and Engineering Competition, Waterloo, Ontario (1995)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 350 drawings (including 40 printouts and 29 reprographic copies)
    6 paintings
    1 model
    0.001 l.m. of textual records
Scope and content:
This project series documents a competition entry for the University of Waterloo Centre for Environmental Sciences and Engineering in Waterloo, Ontario in 1995. The office identified the project number as 9502.

This project consisted of a proposal to create a new, environmentally sustainable campus building within the scope of the University's master plan. The integrated complex would consist of the five-storey Research Laboratories building and the four-storey Earth Sciences office building, interconnected by the three-storey Interior Street. Corridors in the Research Laboratories building would separate visitors from the rigorously controlled environments of the labs and act as a hub of student activity. Glazed walls would allow visibility into the labs from the corridor. The office building, with a café and museum at its ground level, would have loft-like offices with operable windows for more eco-friendly temperature control. Other ecological features were proposed including a breathing, green wall, the use of local, sustainable materials and a bio-reactor plant, among others. This proposal was never built.

The project is recorded through drawings, presentation paintings, a model and some accompanying textual records dating from on or around 1995. The drawings are predominantly original sketches and presentation drawings.
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Materials in this project series were compiled from multiple accessions and some were arranged by material type.

Waterloo Ontario Canada


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